Warner Brothers/DC Comics: Restore the classic Wonder Woman character and her mission of peace
  • Petitioning Diane Nelson

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President of DC Comics
Diane Nelson
CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment
Kevin Tsujihara
Chairman of Warner Bros. Entertainment
Barry M. Meyer

Warner Brothers/DC Comics: Restore the classic Wonder Woman character and her mission of peace

    1. David B.
    2. Petition by

      David B.

      Clearwater, FL

Wonder Woman was traditionally a character sent on a mission to bring peace to "man's world" by a society of wise, benevolent Amazons on Paradise Island, with the help of many of the gods. Her greatest enemy was Ares/Mars, the god of war. Sculpted from clay, she was given life by the gods, and has been considered one of the greatest feminist icons of the last century--so much so that she was on the cover of the first issue of Ms. Magazine. While she has been willing to use violence when absolutely necessary, traditionally she has tried to use reason and kindness first.

Unfortunately, in DC Comics' "New 52" DC Universe, since late 2011, this has changed. Wonder Woman is now the daughter of Zeus. The Amazons are now thuggish and cruel, with a stereotypical outright hatred of men, perpetuating their race by seducing sailors and then murdering them, and would have killed any male babies born if not for the intervention of Hephaestus, who trades weapons for them. Wonder Woman herself now carries a sword at all times and is frequently aggressively bloodthirsty, killing much more frequently than ever before. Most of the gods are callous if not outright evil, and only a few of them--peculiarly, the male gods, including Ares--are on Wonder Woman's side. This is sad and troubling. If it were an alternate take on the character that one could ignore (like DC's "Elseworlds" series), that would not be as bad, but this is the current official version of the character. This version turns the entire concept of Wonder Woman on its head and twists it inside out.

I'm not asking for DC to get rid of this version, as many readers seem to enjoy it, but I am asking for our classic Wonder Woman back, even if she's not set in the current official DC universe. DC has two comics featuring out-of-continuity stories with classic versions of both Superman and Batman--Adventures of Superman and Legends of the Dark Knight. I would like there to be some sort of alternative for Wonder Woman as well.

As a role-model, she's been inspiring to generations, especially (but not only) to girls and women, and not having any version like that around at all is a tragic thing in our day and age.

As Christie Marston--the graddaughter of Wonder Woman's creator--has said on her own webpage, "Share the Wonder: the Marston Wonder Woman Message Project" at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ShareTheWonder/permalink/461642240588140/ (and reprinted here with her permission):

"What makes Wonder Woman unique? And why is she still ‘alive’??

"She’s real to people. A hero. An inspiration. A role model who actually does make the world a better place. A comfort. A friend.

"The true life stories that I’ve been reading are mind blowing. From people all over the globe. Very different people; very diverse. Age, gender, politics, race, religious preference, sexual orientation, education, economic and social class all go by the wayside.

"The common theme to almost all can be summed up simply – human values. People want and need someone in their lives who represents and upholds values which are dear to them. People are sick of war and misery and lies and suffering; sickened by all of “mans’ inhumanity to man”. People want a role model who points the way to a better life – and a better world.

"Wonder Woman has been that ‘someone’ for generations. She has inspired individuals to be their best. She has solaced and encouraged. She has helped people make that extra effort, go that extra mile.

"Wonder Woman may have started out as pen and ink on a comic page, but she has become a very real – and very valuable - part of our world."

Please do the right thing and rectify this.  The world needs the real Wonder Woman!

To:
Diane Nelson, President of DC Comics
Kevin Tsujihara, CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment
Barry M. Meyer, Chairman of Warner Bros. Entertainment
Please restore the classic Wonder Woman character, her wise and benevolent Amazons, and her mission of peace. She is very much missed!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Share the Wonder!

      David B.
      Petition Organizer

      Something of interest to all of us who care about the classic Wonder Woman, posted by Christie Marston herself:

      http://wonderwomannetwork.com/ShareTheWonder.html

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/ShareTheWonder/permalink/520976757988021/

      Share the Wonder!

      All additional contents of this site (i.e., those which do not fall under DC ™ or ©) are © 2009 Moulton Marston. Please contact us for permission if you wish to reproduce any element.

    3. Slowing down?

      David B.
      Petition Organizer

      Please send this on to your friends and promote it to whatever social networks you think appropriate! We're at 734 thus far...

    4. We've hit the 700 mark!

      David B.
      Petition Organizer

      700! Please keep it going! :)

    5. Might new Warner CEO give us hope?

      David B.
      Petition Organizer

      New article on how Warner's new CEO might shake things up a bit at DC. Here's hoping this will lead to positive changes for our Amazing Amazon too! http://comicspaladin.blogspot.com/2013/05/kevin-tsujihara-dc-comics.html

      Occasional Superheroine : Shake-Up At Warner Bros. -- Is DC Comics Next?

      New Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara is proving that he has no problem shaking things up, with a slew of recent staff changes. Is DC Comics next on the list? Warner Bros. Television Group president Bruce Rosenblum, a 20-year WB veteran at the company, has just been replaced by Tsujihara with Peter Roth, setting in motion a whole bunch of other comings, goings, and reshuffling.

    6. 600!

      David B.
      Petition Organizer

      We've hit 600 signatures! Keep it up! :)

    7. We've hit 500 and are getting media attention!

      David B.
      Petition Organizer

      Holy cow, we've hit 500, and also have been featured on the front page of Bleeding Cool! Please let your friends know about the petition! :)

    8. Reached 500 signatures

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 5 months ago

      The connection between women's human rights, gender equality, socioeconomic development and peace is increasingly apparent.

      -- Mahnaz Afkhami

      Women's empowerment is intertwined with respect for human rights.

      -- Mahnaz Afkhami

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    • Toney Carter MIAMI, FL
      • 5 months ago

      I have always thought Wonder Woman presented a hope, a dream, that we all can be better. The book "Identity Crisis" would have never occurred and never continued under her presence. She is able to be the calm voice under a heard of wind and rain. We need her back the placeholder they have now in the book, is not her and will never be "Wonder Woman".

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    • Helen Zatula Симферополь, UKRAINE
      • 5 months ago

      Я считаю ,это отличная идея -снять отдельный фильм о Локи , лично я смотрела фильмы Тор и Мстители только из за этого персонажа .

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    • pragya joshi BANGALORE, INDIA
      • 7 months ago

      because I love wonder woman, she will lose respect If this is how she is portrayed.

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    • Diana Lovett KISSIMMEE, FL
      • 8 months ago

      Wonder Woman has a legacy of working for peace, fighting to bring equality and safety, and embodies values that every generation strives for....honesty, respecting others, fighting for good, and always striving to be your best for yourself and everyone around. A beautiful yet intelligent woman, she breaks the mold of weak females need of help. A strong woman with compassion and drive, she is not a she-devil bent on destruction or spurred on by bitterness and driven to hate. She spreads a message that is strong and and powerful. Her message is one mothers and sisters and fathers put forward for their daughters. Be proud of who you are, be the best you that you can be, do not let anyone hold you down, love who you are and respect yourself, and treat others the way you want to be treated-with fairness and equality. This is the Wonder Woman my daughter sees...This is the Wonder Woman that inspired her to be Wonder Woman for her birthday and to share her message with her friends with her Wonder Woman themed party. That Wonder Woman touched her so much that she named her new Pet Wonder Man-he is a boy and would have been a Wonder Woman. Not only has that Wonder Woman inspired young girls-she has shown young boys, who have grown into men, a powerful female hero that doesn't play to stereo types of needing to be saved. She is smart and quick and is the heroine they have introduced their daughters to. Please keep the Wonder Woman that has inspired generations of young children to be greater, the Wonder Woman we have shared with our children as we have grown and birthed our own. Help our daughters and sons appreciate and learn from her example.

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